Delaware Senator Gary Simpson [R]

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DESB1PassIn every December in the years 2010 through 2015, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation enacted that year. While technic...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB98PassThis Act establishes the ability to grant a waiver for participation in interscholastic sports when a child exercises the right for choice from one school to another school of choice provided the standards for the waiver are met. In addition, this Ac...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB99PassThis bill would require that a resident 65 years of age or older claiming a tax credit against school taxes must be a resident of the state for at least 10 years before qualifying for such credit. The current requirement is only for 3-year residency....
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DESB4PassIn January 2017, the Code Revisors provided the General Assembly with a list of potential technical corrections that they identified as they revised the Delaware Code to reflect legislation that was enacted by the 148th General Assembly in 2016. Whil...
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2017-07-17
Signed by Governor
DEHB97EngrossThis Bill modifies the impact of criminal history on an applicant's eligibility for licensure. It gives the Board discretion to grant waivers for a felony convictions for crimes committed against a person where more than 3 years have elapsed, and...
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2017-07-12
To Senate Corrections & Public Safety Committee
DEHB201PassThis Act clarifies that after a physician-patient relationship has been properly established in accordance with this section, subsequent communications and treatment may be conducted as the doctor and patient deem appropriate. As with all practice of...
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2017-07-12
Signed by Governor
DESB75EnrollThis Act updates Delaware's human trafficking crime to prohibit the same acts that are included in the federal Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015.
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2017-07-03
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB279PassThis Act increases by 1% the rate of realty transfer tax to be received by the State.
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2017-07-03
Signed by Governor
DEHB16PassThis bill will sunset the Delaware Estate Tax on December 31, 2017.
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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DESB43EnrollThis Act regulates the practice of art therapy, amending 24 Del. C. §30 by adding Subchapter V. Professional Art Therapists, administered under the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals. The Art Therapy Practice Act w...
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2017-07-02
SS 1 for SB 43 - Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHB175PassThis Act alters various fees assessed by the Delaware Secretary of State. The Act provides that most changes to the fees and taxes assessed will take effect on August 1, 2017; however increases to the maximum franchise tax and the late penalty for th...
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2017-07-02
Signed by Governor
DEHCR47IntroThis resolution recognizes the week of September 17 24, 2017 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Week.
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2017-07-02
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB99EnrollThis legislation eliminates front footage calculations as the sole method of collecting sewer assessments for county sewer users. It provides a broad list of possible methods of determining the amount of the sewer assessment for each property, includ...
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2017-07-01
Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
DEHJR8EnrollThis Joint Resolution creates an Advisory Panel to the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) that is tasked with developing a report concerning the States historic budgeting practices, the need for reasonable restrictions on the us...
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2017-07-01
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR40IntroRecommending the Joint Finance Committee make designated changes to the state operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to provide appropriate funds to finance the FY 2018 Grants-in-Aid Bill.
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2017-07-01
Laid On Table in Senate
DEHCR49IntroThis concurrent resolution establishes the Medicaid Cost Efficiency Task Force to study and make findings and recommendations regarding Delawares Medicaid program.
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2017-06-29
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHB266IntroThis act allows Sussex County government to create Enterprise Zones within the unincorporated areas of Sussex County.
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2017-06-29
To House Housing & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB130IntroThis bill makes the lodging tax apply to all hotels, motels, tourist homes, and short-term rentals.
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2017-06-28
Amendment HA 2 to HB 130 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DESB82EnrollThis Act amends the Milford City Charter. The changes are comprehensive in nature and designed to amend and revise many of the outdated provisions dating back to the Act reincorporating the City of Milford in 1970. Many of the changes are technical i...
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2017-06-27
Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
DESR15EngrossThis Resolution recognizes June 27, 2017, as Staff Appreciation Day in the Delaware State Senate.
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2017-06-27
Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
DEHB47EnrollThis bill removes the notary requirement for requests for absentee ballots. Delaware is the only state that requires a notary to authorize a voter's affidavit for an absentee ballot. In some cases, the potential voter may have to pay for the nota...
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2017-06-22
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
DEHB243IntroThis bill is the direct result of the Delaware Financial Review of Volunteer Fire Companies Task Force Report of February 2017, created by House Concurrent Resolution 95 of the 148th General Assembly. The revised subsection (b) established in this Bi...
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2017-06-22
Amendment HA 1 to HB 243 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
DEHCR45EngrossThis concurrent resolution recognizes and honors the young women of Delaware participating in the 2017 session of Delaware Girls State.
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2017-06-22
Passed By Senate. Votes: 16 YES 5 ABSENT
DEHB244IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for DelDOT road construction from prevailing wage requirements. Also DelDOT will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report to the General Assembly.
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2017-06-20
To House Administration Committee
DEHCR37EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the young men participating in the 2017 session of Delawares Boys State and commends its sponsor, the American Legion Department of Delaware.
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2017-06-15
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESB89IntroThis Act is modeled after American Laws for American Courts legislation that has passed in Tennessee, Louisiana, Arizona, Kansas, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. The Declaration of Independence announced the formation of a new country that...
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2017-06-14
Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
DEHB221IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for county and municipal government contracts from prevailing wage requirements. Also the local governments will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report ...
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2017-06-13
To House Administration Committee
DESB116IntroThis bill creates a 3-year exemption for public school construction from prevailing wage requirements. Also the public school will prepare cost study comparison reports for the Controller General's Office to compile and report to the General Asse...
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2017-06-13
To Senate Labor Committee
DESB21PassThis bill vests the authority for regulating seed in Delaware with the Delaware Department of Agriculture and repeals any inconsistent act or parts of acts.
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DEHB62PassThis Act amends the City of Harrington Charter to impose term limits on Mayor (2 terms) and Council Members (3 terms).
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DESB36PassThis Act more effectively and efficiently clarifies the enforcement authority of the Department of Agriculture regarding livestock at large. The offenses will now be civil penalties rather than criminal fines, expenses for impoundment will be reimbur...
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2017-06-08
Signed by Governor
DESCR29EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes the 120th Anniversary of the Constitution of the State of Delaware.
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2017-06-08
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB94IntroThis Act inserts additional language to clarify that a qualified voter must be 18 years of age on or before the date of the election a vote is to be cast.
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2017-06-06
To Senate Elections & Government Affairs Committee
DEHB66PassSection 1 of this Act provides that the statute of limitations period for a substantial underpayment of a license fee or gross receipts tax will commence at the end of the period for which the license is issued, in order to parallel the normal limita...
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2017-05-18
Signed by Governor
DESB20EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that will limit the ability of the State to appropriate Transportation Trust Fund moneys to a purpose other than (1) capital expenditures on the public transportation system, including the road...
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2017-05-18
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DEHCR31EngrossThis resolution recognizes the month of May as "Poppy Month" in the State of Delaware.
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2017-05-18
Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
DEHB186IntroThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also referred to as the food stamp program, assists eligible low-income individuals with the purchase of food. This Act, known as the Delaware Nutritional Improvement Act, seeks to bring the Suppl...
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2017-05-17
To House Health & Human Development Committee
DEHCR29EngrossThis concurrent resolution thanks the Career and Technical Student Organizations for their presentation of geraniums. This concurrent resolution also extends the General Assembly's best wishes for continued success to these exemplary students.
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2017-05-17
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DEHB56EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a constitutional amendment that would add the Chief Magistrate to the Court on the Judiciary. Like all judges within the state, the judges of the Justice of the Peace Court are subject to the jurisdiction of the Court on...
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2017-05-10
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DESB31EnrollThis bill allows a hunter to use a handgun in lieu of a shotgun on farms permitted by DNREC through their Deer depredation programs to reduce agricultural crop damage.
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2017-05-10
Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 7 On Its Merits
DEHB122EnrollThis bill provides greater protection to correctional officers and other state employees who are assaulted in detention facilities by prohibiting assaults committed with a reckless state of mind.
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2017-05-10
Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 2 ABSENT
DESCR22EngrossThis Concurrent Resolution recognizes The Committee of 100 on the 50th anniversary of its founding.
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2017-05-04
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DEHCR18EngrossThis Resolution recognizes the week of April 3-8, 2017 as Auctioneers Week in the State of Delaware, acknowledging the great economic impact and rich history auctioneers have on the State.
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2017-04-26
Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
DESB12PassThis Act explicitly allows ground effect lighting equipment on motorcycles. This extra lighting would increase motorcycle safety by enhancing their visibility.
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2017-04-13
Signed by Governor
DESB25EnrollThis Act is the second leg of a Constitutional amendment to lengthen the time period during which the Governor must appoint a judicial officer following the occurrence of a vacancy, thereby giving the Governor and State Senate more flexibility in the...
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2017-04-06
Enact w/o Sign by Governor
DESCR15EngrossThis resolution designates April 6, 2017 as National Tartan Day and commemorates the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.
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2017-04-06
Passed In House by Voice Vote
DESB60IntroCivil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today. Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgetso...
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2017-04-05
To Senate Judicial & Community Affairs Committee
DEHB15EnrollThis bill creates a requirement that all public high schools, including charter schools, shall offer at least one computer science course at the high school level by the 2020-2021 school year. Also, this bill creates a requirement that, by the 2018-2...
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2017-04-04
Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 1 NO 1 ABSENT
DESJR1PassThis Joint Resolution opposes the cost allocation of the Artificial Island Transmission Project as unfair and unduly burdensome to the ratepayers of Delaware and urges PJM to join with Delaware in contesting the cost allocation in the proceedings pen...
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2017-03-30
Signed by Governor
DEHB65IntroIn many circumstances persons who owe child support have received monetary awards in the form of a court settlement, verdict, judgment, or under a workers compensation award. This Bill requires a prevailing litigant to advise his attorney or insuranc...
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2017-03-29
Tabled in Committee
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